Frank Caruso is a professor and an ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence on “Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology”. He received his PhD degree in 1994 from The University of Melbourne, and from 1994-1997 was at the CSIRO Division of Chemicals and Polymers in Melbourne. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Berlin, Germany) from 1997–2002. From 2003-2012 he was an ARC Federation Fellow at The University of Melbourne. He has published over 390 peer-reviewed papers. He is one of Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers (top 20 in materials science) and was on Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. He is an Editor of Chemistry of Materials and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ten other journals. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2009. He received the inaugural 2012 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (Asia/Pacific) for global impact in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the 2013 Australian Museum CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science and the 2014 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation.